• Arnold AFB’s economic impact exceeds $864 million in FY21

    The economic impact of Arnold Air Force Base across the state of Tennessee was $864.3 million for the 2021 fiscal year.Arnold AFB impacted the local areas through payroll, secondary jobs created through local spending, and other expenditures for supplies, utilities, fuel and services and the

  • Vap assumes 804th Test Group command

    “Sir, I assume command.”With those four words, Col. Jason Vap took the reins of the 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, during a Change of Command ceremony June 21 in the Aircraft Test Support Facility at Arnold Air Force Base.Col. Randel Gordon, who took command of the AEDC

  • AEDC expanding missile signature characterization capabilities

    The Advanced Missile Signature Center of the 718th Test Squadron, 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, has been helping the Department of Defense characterize the signatures of missile plumes for decades. Recently, a new measurement system was tested at Arnold Air Force Base,

  • Gordon takes AEDC command

    Col. Randel J. Gordon assumed command of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex as the 32nd commander during a Change of Command ceremony June 16 in the Aircraft Test Support Facility at Arnold Air Force Base.Maj. Gen. Evan Dertien, Air Force Test Center commander, presided over the ceremony

  • Rupp takes command of 846th Test Squadron

    On June 9, Lt. Col. Jared Rupp assumed command of the 846th Test Squadron, his latest stop on a path that began when he decided to follow in the footsteps of those who inspired him as a child.Unlike many of his peers, Rupp didn’t dote on professional athletes, the super-powered caped crusaders from

  • NFAC team assesses flow quality in 40-foot by 80-foot test section

    Engineers at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex don’t always go with the flow.They realize that flow must be examined from time to time, as good flow quality is essential to collecting accurate data from wind tunnel testing.Work recently concluded in the 40-foot by 80-foot Wind Tunnel

  • McKinley Climatic Laboratory celebrates 75th anniversary

    This is a big year not just for the U.S. Air Force.As folks across the nation gear up to celebrate the 75th birthday of the branch later this summer, those at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory on Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, recently marked the diamond anniversary of their facility.Initial testing

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